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  1. #1
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    Woman searched for her MIA husband for 68 years - you'll never believe what she found

    The wife of a WWII pilot who was missing in action waited more than 68 years for solid answers. What she found is not what you'd expect!

    Please take time to see this touching video.



    http://videos.komando.com/watch/5259...what-she-found

    (I cannot put the video here, if someone else can, I appreciate the help. Some readers have trouble clicking links.)

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    What a beautiful tribute to Mr. Billie Harris. It's wonderful how this community continues to memorialize his courage and sacrifice! Thank you for serving and RIP, Mr. Harris.

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    Tears now! Both the villagers and Billie's wife loyal to him after all these years; he must have been quite an amazing man. RIP Billie and thank you for your service.
    Rescuing one animal may not change the world, but for that one animal their world is changed forever! -Unknown

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    Here ya go, NoZme.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQLXrmAjD38"]WWII widow's journey for reconciliation - YouTube[/ame]
    Rescuing one animal may not change the world, but for that one animal their world is changed forever! -Unknown

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    Its a very sad, but very wonderful story.
    Judgment is not about destruction, but about setting things right.

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    Thanks for adding the video Snoods; you are the best!

    This bittersweet story has stolen my heart. Mrs Harris is a remarkable lady. What devotion. What strength. What grace.... The Harris's story should be an addendum to The Greatest Generation.

    The failure of the VA is maddening. What a mess!

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    That's just crazy. Going that long without any real answers and being given the runaround when all this time an entire town has memorialized him.

    I was hoping it was something crazy like he was living 3 blocks away or something nuts like that. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoods View Post
    Wow! What a story. And what a beautiful woman...


    Thanks for sharing.


    imo.

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    The other video seems to have been taken down, but I found another here. It is extremely moving.

    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/03/1199...-husband-hero/

    I've seen so many memorials with the names of US and UK soldiers in Europe. I can't help wondering now if there are other families out there who have never discovered their lost loved ones are commemorated in a corner of France, Belgium or the Netherlands.
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2009-19/page22

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    Here Billie is, listed on the American Battle Monuments Commission website, complete with a date of death. I found his name on the first page, just with a search of Harris.

    http://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-buri...8#.U15wBMsaySM

    This site is good for finding British graves because it carries photos of the graves themselves as well. Submissions are always welcome.

    http://www.britishwargraves.co.uk/
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2009-19/page22


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    I found this long article/tribute that fills in all the details of what happened to Billie. Sadly, besides her Congressman incorrectly telling Mrs Harris his fate was still unknown in 2005, US authorities also lost the wedding ring French citizens had retrieved from his body and carefully saved (Mrs Harris couldn't afford a wedding ring, so she'd given Billy her HS ring to wear on a chain).

    http://www.354thpmfg.com/BillieDHarris_part1.html

    Ah well, Mrs Harris knows where her husband is, at last. And though he will lie forever in a foreign field, Mrs Harris took a little earth from home, and received special permission to sprinkle it on Billie's grave.
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2009-19/page22

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    Tres bon histoire!

    ciao

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    I found this long article/tribute that fills in all the details of what happened to Billie. Sadly, besides her Congressman incorrectly telling Mrs Harris his fate was still unknown in 2005, US authorities also lost the wedding ring French citizens had retrieved from his body and carefully saved (Mrs Harris couldn't afford a wedding ring, so she'd given Billy her HS ring to wear on a chain).

    http://www.354thpmfg.com/BillieDHarris_part1.html

    Ah well, Mrs Harris knows where her husband is, at last. And though he will lie forever in a foreign field, Mrs Harris took a little earth from home, and received special permission to sprinkle it on Billie's grave.
    Thanks for posting this as I really enjoyed reading such a beautifully written story.
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